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MEF Academy Events
 25EMPLOYMENT LAWS FOR NON-HR MANAGERS25-26 March 2019
 26Interactive Visual Reporting and Analytics with Microsoft Excel Dashboard26-27 March 2019
 01Data Management with PivotTable using Microsoft Excel 1 April 2019
 02Interactive Visual Reporting and Analytics with Microsoft Excel Dashboard2-3 April 2019
 03HR FOR BEGINNERS (REGIONAL)3-4 April 2019
 03DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES3 - 4 April 2019
 05TECHNIQUES & ETIQUETTE OF THE BUSINESS TELEPHONE5 April 2019
 09Certified Professional Leadership in Management9-10 April 2019
 10BREACHES OF CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT10 April 2019
 11BASIC MANAGEMENT TRAINING11-12 April 2019
 11Optimizing the Power of Microsoft Excel in Human Resource11-12 APRIL 2019
 15Data Visualisation with Microsoft Excel Interactive Charts 15 April 2019
 

Highlights
 New Category 3 applications on case-by-case basis  The Malaysian Employers Fede­ration executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan said Category 2 expatriate workers contribute specific expertise and know-how that local talent might not possess yet.Thursday, 7 March 2019
 
 Don’t get conned, Malaysians warned  Its executive director Datuk Sham­suddin Bardan said this was to prevent them from being exploited and falling prey to illegal job syndicates.Thursday, 7 March 2019
 
 Wujudkan badan khas pantau nasib pekerja Malaysia di luar negara  Pengarah Eksekutif MEF, Shamsudin Bardan berkata ketika ini tidak ada badan kerajaan yang betul-betul memantau dengan terperinci nasib lebih 1 juta rakyat Malaysia yang bekerja di luar negara.Tuesday, 5 March 2019
 
 Employers approve reduction in foreign worker extension levy fee  Employers and industries have welcomed the government’s decision to lower the extension levy fees for foreign workers, who have worked in the country for more than 10 years, by as much as RM4,000.Monday, 25 February 2019
 
 MEF expects 30,000 workers to be laid off this year  MEF executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan pointed out that the economy both within and without Malaysia is on the downward trend, posing a big challenge to employers in maintaining their current level of profitability.Thursday, 14 February 2019
 
 MEF expects 30,000 employees to be retrenched this year, calls on government to reduce cost of doing business  The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) expects retrenchment figures to sharply increase to about 30,000 employees in 2019 from last year's 21,000 due to increasing cost of doing business.Wednesday, 13 February 2019
 
 今年料裁3万人 雇联吁政府助减经商成本  在经商成本日益增加的情况下,马来西亚雇主联合会(MEF)今 <br>年估计将有约3万名员工遭到裁退,情况比去年的2万1000人大幅增加Wednesday, 13 February 2019
 
 Goldilocks economy  Malaysian Employers Federation executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan warns that salary increments in 2019 could be at multi-year lows for both executive and non-executive workers.Saturday, 12 January 2019
 
 Employees’ Social Security (Exemption of Foreign Workers) (Revocation) Notification 2018  ​​In exercise of the powers conferred by section 98 of the Employees’ Social Security Act 1969 [Act 4], the Minister makes the following notification..Friday, 28 December 2018
 
 MEF: Govt must give us time  Employers are asking for guidance and leniency as they prepare to provide 1.8 million foreign workers with Social Security Organisation (Socso) coverage starting Jan 1.Tuesday, 25 December 2018
 
 Bosses split over whether fresh grads are ‘asking for too much’  MEF executive director Shamsuddin Bardan said when the organisation raised the subject of youth unemployment, it was more about the attitude of graduates when they went for interviews.Thursday, 20 December 2018
 
 下月起外劳须注册设限,雇主有一年冷静期调整  人力资源部长古拉宣布,从明年一月一日起,雇主必须为外劳注册社险,以确保外劳与本地员工一样获得社险保障。Thursday, 6 December 2018
 
 Salary hike prospects 'bleak'  MEF announced its findings of four latest publications for 2018. The publications focus on the forecast of salary increases and bonuses for 2019. The outlook was "bleak", according to the survey due to the global recession, increasing social costs and political uncertainties following GE14 which were among factors influencing the employers' cautious attitudeSaturday, 1 December 2018
 
 Surveys reveal all around lower Salary Increments and Bonuses  Employers granted lower salary increases and bonuses throughout 2018 and the forecasted outlook for salary increases and bonuses in 2019 was just as bleak, as revealed by the 2018 MEF Salary Surveys for Executives and Non-Executives.
Thursday, 29 November 2018
 
 MEF forecasts smaller salary increase  The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) has forecast an overall 4.86% increase in salary for executives for 2019, which is a tad lower than the actual average pay rise of 4.88% in 2018.Wednesday, 28 November 2018
 
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EMPLOYMENT LAWS FOR NON-HR MANAGERSMEF, Petaling Jaya25-26 March 2019
Interactive Visual Reporting and Analytics with Microsoft Excel DashboardMidvalley City, KL26-27 March 2019
Data Management with PivotTable using Microsoft Excel Midvalley City, KL1 April 2019
 

2017p 2018f
Key Indicators*
Population (million)32.132.9
Real GDP (% Growth)5.95.5 - 6.0
Per Capita Income (RM)41,07242,834
CPI (% Growth)3.72.0 - 3.0
Labour Indicators*
Labour Force ('000)14,971N/A
Employment ('000)14,459N/A
Unemployment Rate (%)3.43.2 - 3.5
Average Salary Increase**
Executive (%)5.555.53
Non Executive (%)5.445.42
Average Bonus Granted**
Executive (months)2.092.14
Non Executive (months)1.812.02
pPreliminary   fForecast  
Source: * BNM Annual Reports
             ** MEF Salary Surveys

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